Friday, November 30, 2007

Back to the blog

We have been quite busy in the 4th grade these last weeks. We began to Voicethread about our favorite literature with kids from around the world, such as Thailand. We created our own avatar. In history, we landed at Jamestown and our stockholders in the Virginia Company did not make out well. However, we finally found a new cash crop-tobacco- and we are growing "green gold" crazily. We each designed and created our own plantations. In Science we began a new unit on electricity and electrical circuits. Yesterday we went to hear the patriotic Navy quartet. Today we saw David Parker, who is a genius sign language teacher, author, student, and hilarious performer. Our Word Study words have gotten quite difficult and we had an assessment today. Most of the class has finished the historical fiction novel about the diary on the Mayflower, which ties in with the study of colonies. We read a fantastic poem by Langston Hughes. He is very inspiring to us up and coming poets. Now we are raising enough food for people without food. Each of us are Earning-A-Can by doing hard chores, above the normal. You have to "Sweat-to-Get" cans. We are only two days in and have almost 50 cans. We'll keep you posted, we promise! Love-Class

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall finally begins

Today we began the day atop four-wheeled scooters in PE. In Foreign Language we learned about masculine and feminine adjectives. We are currently reading the afterward in the amazing novel Lost on a Mountain in Maine. The main character, Donn, was finally discover and the search party was shocked that he survived. In Math we learned about elapsed time and algebraic expressions. We each received our own list of exciting words for Word Study. Each night we have harsh, but necessary, homework. Today we are discussing the theories about the Lost Colony. Our brilliant ideas are quite varied. Were they attacked by the Spanish? Native Americans? or absorbed into the Native tribes, such as the Lumbee? Could it have been foul weather? We will hopefully find out soon.

The Class

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Finding the Lost Colony

Today was an interesting day. We began by creating a goal for the day. Some choose behavior, some academic, some social. We rotated into our reading groups and made a significant dent on our novels. In math, we used clocks in order to calculate elapsed time. We also created benchmarks for time-sec.min. and hour. After lunch we had our 4th Wordly Wise test, which seemed to go fairly well. In Mrs. Bushman's Science class we created a cloud in a jar, learned about water cycle, and created video. In History we pushed the desks back, took off our shoes, popped popcorn, and weeded through the research we brought in about the Lost Colony. We are trying to find the answer to the history mystery of the Roanoke Island colony. Each bit of information causes us to have more questions than answers. Are we ever going to get to the bottom of this mystery???

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wacky Wednesday

This morning we did Wordly Wise page thirtysix. Then we started the amazing books Hatchet and Danger on midnight river. We went to terrific art and we made really friendly dragon flies. Then we went to math and we did word problems and started our homework. Crazy Mr.Evans read amazingly fun Lost in a mountain in Maine. The class went to magic magic lunch. We played a amazing history game where we had to only use our sense of touch to identify Native American artifacts. It was very difficult ting to do. Then we went to science and did a super cool science eperanet. Now we are playing sparkle. We are going to go home!

Signing off: KEZ RDS

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ohh What a Day

Today we began our day with a nice trip to the library. We learned more about different genres, like MYSTERIES. In music, we had our first test on America the Beautiful. Some of us even memorized all the stanzas. In Math, we did some hard work on problem-solving with addition and subtraction. Our reading groups each did about one chapter in the Gary Paulson books. We had a good lunch and then it was off to recess, where we played a great game of Nation Ball. In science, we learned a lot about different kinds of instruments that help find out about the weather. We even went out to record some data about the weather, which was a great time! In history, we played a review game to help us with our exam tomorrow. Our team was the Buckle People and the other was the MayflowerZZZ. It helped a bunch on what questions we should look at again. In Wordly Wise, we were really talking about Mt Everest and the weather up there at 29,000 feet. Our highest part of VA is only 5,000 feet up. It was very cool day.
Bloggers: AW and NR

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thriller Thursday

If you want to know about Thriller Thursday, then read this blog! First, the class was visited by the most shocking and amazing story-teller ever. Frank Bedora came to the Reed auditorium and told us he was making a "real" movie about Alice in Wonderland. He grasped or attention with spectacular story-telling and interacted with us a lot. He even had cool cards and video to share with us. We received free cards, posters, and tattoos. It really makes you want to read all of his books. Today we also had a great swimming class. We read a survival story about a boy who was lost in a Maine mountain. It shows us that we don't always have what we need to be in the wilderness. Well, our teacher Mr. Evans is crazy and teaches us how to have fun in school and is amazing. Last Friday he danced like a mad man. We looked at poetry in songs and realized that there can be deeper meaning that needs to be looked at.Now we are working on a Virginia Brochure, which helps us for our next History exam on Wednesday. It is on the amazing regions of VA. All of this is why we had a fabulous day of the year for now.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday Extra

Today was a wonderful day because we Played Royalty. Next, we went to math and found out about a test for tomorrow! In math we worked on more kinds of addition facts. Then we divided up into our story groups. We are reading two books by Gary Paulsen, which look very interesting. Our unit is about survival and it is also one of our Wordly Wise words. We had a very interesting history lesson about why there are so many cities on the Fall Line. In science we learned about the troposhpere and thermosphere. In conclusion, that is why today was a wonderful day.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Brain Hurts

Today was an interesting and fun day. There are so many reasons why and here they go. First, we did non-fiction reading work where Mr. Evans taught us ideas about how to read this kind of writing. It was fun and hard at the same time. It really makes you focus more on the real detail things. We did our grammar correction from DLA. History was cool. Our teacher made us really think about why a person next to the tidewater is probably warmer and a person in the ridge and valley is colder. He did not tell us the reason and we had to make our own ideas and talk about why we were saying that. It was hard and I know about Gulf current and elevation and things like that. In Wordly Wise we found out that there was a dinosaur that was bigger and better than the TREX. We really did think alot today and that was fine with us.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

There are many reasons why Tuesday was such a terrific day. Today we went to library and we read a great book called What Marianne Copied. It was about plagiarism and copy write laws. After that, we got to check out interesting AR books. Next, we went to a spectacular music class. We read Music Express and danced the VA Reel. It was fun and difficult at the same time. Math was next and we continued to learn about giving change and we watched an amazing movie about unrealistic numbers. After we wrote the descriptive paragraph about Beowulf's main hall, we finished the story. The mutated MONSTER Grendel got what he deserved-no arm. In conclusion, that's why we called it a terrific Tuesday.
APH and WC

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Best Day Ever!

Today was a great on this lovely Friday because we went to computer and Mrs. Solley showed us a website called ABCya! and went to Type To Learn a game that helps you to type faster and better (not talking about you).After that we had a fantastic snack and headed to foreign language in Spanish we counted to 39 and in French we presented our scripts and counted to 80. In Mr. Evans's math we played Quizmo Division and Multiplication. After math, we have our hot dog lunch complete with ice cream and the raffle. Our friend RR was the first victor of the year. Directly after, we had a history test and the other class joined us as well. We completed a major writing assignment before we had DANCE PARTY. Finally, we went out for recess and played Nation Ball as a team. In conclusion, today was a great day!


Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Today Mr. Evans's read The Hero Beowulf to us. It's about a great hero who needs to slay the monster. We think he will do it! Mrs. Reynolds, the art teacher, helped her paper mache Alligator Felix out of the building for the firedrill. There are some kids who shared their stories about the ISLAND, which was really great. We went to Math, Science, and History.The math class did many fun games together on the computer projector. We played games at the end of the end of the day-Sparkle for Wordly Wise.

Signing off

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Another Interesting Day

Today we started are day with D.O.L (daily oral language). Then we went to library and had a fantastic time! Next, we went to music and had so much fun! We learned about George Gershwin and Patriotic music(like America The Beautiful-all verses, This is my Country and the National Anthem). Then we went to math and then after a hard day with math(mental shopping trip with money) we went and ate lunch. Then we had a wonderful game of nation ball. Now two students are singing Best of Both Worlds by Hannah Montana. Even Mr. Evans sang with us.

Hasta La Vista,

Monday, September 10, 2007

A New Week

Today the first thing we did was go to P.E. It was a lot of fun. We played sneak attack. We also went to foreign language and worked on skits. In writing, we started an organized paragraph about our favorite food. We had to have an introduction, facts and a great conclusion. It is so fun to write. In math we did regrouping as well as talk about uses of money and fractions. In history we used graphic organizers to help us make sense of our information. We also make notecards about things that are going to be on our test. Now we are off to recess!


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Super Science

Today in Mr.Evans class, we started the day with discussing Winn Dixie and four story elements(plot, setting, characters, theme). Next we had the best art ever. We created ancient accordion folded books. We did a great PowerPoint about adjectives-No Lonely Nouns- with an island theme. We presented our maps of the classroom to our peers in history/geography. Finally, in science we got to name our groups-mine was the Evil Gopher Scientists, Mutant Hamsters, Titanium, and Bobby Jack? The groups had several people in each. On a scale of 1-10. I rate the day an 11.


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Map Mania

Today went to library and learned the way to keep books safe, then checked out really AWESOME books. Then we went to music and danced to a Stevie Wonder song. After that we divided into our new math groups. It was a lot of fun at math because we reviewed place value. After that we ate lunch. We played "nation ball", which is so totally great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Then we went to science and discussed the soda geyser and the scientific process. Finally, we went to geography and got cool homework-making classroom maps. Now we are doing Wordly Wise.

Signed KEZ ACR

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Adventures in 4th Grade

Today we did a science experment using coke,diet coke,sprite and mentos.We put 4 mentos in the coke,diet coke and sprite.First, we put the mentos in the coke then we watched the coke explode into a foutain.Then we put the mentos in the sprite then the diet coke the same thing happen with all three experments but the diet coke had the biggest effect!

Today at P.E. we did stations then we played monster tag.At the end of the day our teacher drew a picture about a island then we wrote stories about the island picture or he said we can also write a fanasty story based on the island picture!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Day Three

Today we started out the day by going to art class and today we met our new art teacher. She is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a new art room with all sorts of interesting art and we are looking forward to the art guests.

We had a lot of fun in math and history and right now we are blogging while the other classmates are getting ready to go to recess!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Second Day

Today we played freeze tag at recess. Then we did Science and History-lot's of fun. We enjoyed our time in Music and checking out books in the library. Now we are writing this blog and our teacher Mr.Evans is doing a magic trick with cards! Signed by: LPC and NER
lily pads
still thinking
purple cobras,hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the rebels

Monday, August 27, 2007

A New Hope

Today we began by unpacking all of our gear and getting to know each other. We learned the three rules of hallway safety and interesting facts about our teacher. The day began with PE and Foreign Language, which were our specials for the day and quite fun. Now we are blogging to let you know what life at FA and 4th grade is all about. It's awesome. We are certainly looking forward to the year, especially "Dance Party" and the soda geyser. Signed: The Class!
Still Thinking
Purple Cobras-Hmmmmm

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It's just about time

I have been quite busy getting ready for you all to come. I just sent out my class letter and am putting the finishing touches on my room. I have linked our blog with Mrs. Bushman's via the Wiki hyperlink. In this area we will collaborate and have fun things to see and do. Away we go!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

We are getting everything ready for the new year. We have added interesting links about what we will be doing. I can't wait!

Monday, August 6, 2007

The First Day

Today we started school and our new blog.